A wonderful Japanese type with bright pink guard petals that fade to a paler pink as the flower opens up. In the centre is a pompon of frilly ribbon-like cream stamenoids that have darker edges. Blooms for ages. Mid season.
Peonies will grow in most soils as long as they are not wet, including clay soils. They require a sunny or partially shaded site. Herbaceous peonies need to be planted with the eye (the dormant pink buds) no more than 2.5cm below the surface of the soil. Do not mix manure in the soil before planting as this may rot the eyes.